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Best Jiffy based cornbread

 

Best Jiffy based cornbread

This is the best version of Jiffy cornbread. Easy to make, buttery, sweet, light and fluffy. Just perfect!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 9

Equipment

  • 9x9 Baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 C Sour cream
  • 3 T Sugar
  • 1/2 C Butter 1 stick
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
  • Non-stick spray For baking dish
  • 2 T Honey

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Add sour cream, butter, sugar and eggs to mixing bowl and stir until fully combine
  • Add Jiffy mix and thoroughly mix into wet ingredients
  • Spray baking dish with non-stick spray
  • Pour cornbread batter into baking dish and smooth with spoon
  • Drizzle honey over top of cornbread. Do not mix into batter
  • Place cornbread into oven and back for 30 minutes or until fully baked (about 200 F)
Keyword cornbread, side dish

No knead Dutch Oven bread

 

No knead Dutch oven bread

Ingredients
  

  • 2 C warm water about 105˚-110˚F
  • 1 envelope active dry yeast about 2 ¼ teaspoons
  • 1 T sugar
  • 4 C all-purpose flour or bread flour
  • 1 T salt
  • Garlic, herbs, etc. to taste (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a large measuring cup or medium bowl, stir together the warm water, yeast and sugar. Set aside for 5-10 minutes while the yeast softens and becomes foamy.
  • Using a dough hook in your stand mixer, combine all the dry ingredients
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry in the mixer and slowly mix to fully combine.
  • Mix for 2 more minutes
  • Transfer the dough to a greased bowl, cover, and leave in a warm spot to rise until doubled in size, about 1 ½ – 2 hours.
  • Take parchment paper, crinkle into a ball then flatten it out. This will allow the paper to more easily form to the dutch oven later
  • Dust parchment paper with flour.
  • Dump/scrape the dough from the bowl onto parchment paper.
  • Form the dough into a loose ball by gently folding in the edges and patting with floured hands
  • Lift the parchment paper and dough into another smaller bowl. Cover the bowl and let rise for about 30-60 minutes.
  • While the dough is rising for the second time, place a 4-6 quart cast iron Dutch oven with its lid into the oven.
  • Preheat the oven to 470°F.
  • When the oven reaches temperature and the dough has risen for the second time, carefully remove the Dutch oven from the oven.
  • Transfer the dough from the bowl to the Dutch oven using the edges of the parchment paper to lift the dough.
  • Cover with the lid.
  • Bake the bread for 30 minutes with the lid on the Dutch oven.
  • Remove the lid and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until crust is nicely browned (keep a close eye on it).
  • Remove the bread from the Dutch oven carefully (it’s still very hot) and place on a cooling rack.
  • Allow to cool for at least one hour before slicing.

Johnny’s Deviled Eggs

 

Johnny's Deviled Eggs

You MUST have deviled eggs for holidays, special events, bar mitzvah's and that occasional random Thursday

Ingredients
  

  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 C mayonnaise
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 t Celery Salt
  • Paprika (Sweet for those that don't like spice, hot for those with tastebuds)

Instructions
 

Boil and peel the eggs

  • Bring pan of water to a boil
  • Gently lower eggs into water
  • Lower the heat to a simmer
  • Cook the eggs for 13 minutes
  • Remove the eggs from the pan and immediately place them into a bowl of heavily iced water for a minimum of 5 minutes
  • Gently tap the eggs on a solid surface, all around the egg.
  • Peel the shells off, rinse the eggs in cold water and set aside for next step

Prepare the eggs for deviling

  • Cut each egg in half
  • Remove egg yolk and place in separate bowl
  • Place eggs, cut side up, on a platter

Prepare the filling

  • Take bowl with egg yolks and add all ingredients except paprika
  • Mash and mix egg yolk mixture together with fork until smooth

Fill the egg halves

  • There are a couple ways to fill the egg halves. I like to scoop the egg mixture into a zip lock back and then cut a corner out of the bag. You can then use this similar to a piping bag. If you have a piping bag, use that instead.
  • Gently squeeze mixture into each half, filling the cavity
  • If you don't want to do the piping method, you can also use a spoon to fill the eggs
  • Finally, sprinkle paprika over the eggs. I like to use sweet paprika on half and hot paprika on the other. Spicy deviled eggs are awesome!

Roasted garlic and bacon mashed potatoes

 

Roasted garlic and bacon mashed potatoes

Smoky, salty bacon with fresh roasted garlic makes these potatoes a must have side dish for special occasions
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 lbs bacon
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 3 lbs potatoes I like red potatoes for this
  • 1 C sour cream
  • C salted butter
  • milk as reqruired
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

Roasting the garlic

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • Slice off the top of the garlic head, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt
  • Wrap the garlic head in foil and roast in the oven for 45-55 minutes.
  • Take garlic out of oven and let sit for about 15 minutes while you prepare the bacon and potatoes

Prepare and cook bacon

  • Cut bacon strips into 1/2" wide pieces
  • Cook in pan on medium heat until bacon is browned
  • When cooked, pour off most of the bacon grease leaving about 1 tablespoon in pan
  • Add bacon and remaining bacon grease to potatoes

Cook the potatoes

  • Peel and cube the potatoes, then place them in a large pot of cold salted water.
  • Boil the potatoes uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until they are fork-tender. Drain well.
  • Add bacon, sour cream, butter and roasted garlic
  • Mash the potatoes and roasted garlic using a potato masher until smooth.
  • Add milk a little bit at a time while mashing to reach the desired consistency.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Pineapple Ginger Rum Fizz

 

Pineapple Ginger Rum Fizz

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz. rum
  • 4 oz. pineapple juice
  • 1 oz. ginger beer
  • 1 oz. club soda
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup
  • Ice

Instructions
 

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add rum, pineapple juice, ginger beer, lime juice and simple syrup.
  • Shake well to combine.
  • Fill a highball glass with ice.
  • Pour cocktail mixture into glass.
  • Top with club soda.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!

Pineapple Gin Fizz

 

Pineapple Gin Fizz:

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz gin
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Club soda
  • Ice
  • Pineapple wedges and lime slices for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a shaker, combine gin, pineapple juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  • Add ice and shake vigorously.
  • Strain into a glass filled with ice.
  • Top with club soda and stir gently.
  • Garnish with pineapple wedges and lime slices. Serve and enjoy your refreshing summer cocktail!

Kansas City Style BBQ sauce

 

KC BBQ Sauce

General Kansas City (tomato based) style barbecue sauce

Ingredients
  

  • 3 T Olive oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 T Chili powder I prefer Santa Cruz brand
  • 1 T Ground black pepper
  • 1 T Smoked Paprika
  • 2 T Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 t Red Pepper Flake
  • 3 C Ketchup
  • 1/2 C Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 C Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 C Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 C Lemon juice
  • 1/2 C Steak sauce Adds some "meaty-ness" to the sauce
  • 3/4 C Molasses
  • 3/4 C Honey
  • 1 C Brown sugar Dark brown for more molasses flavor
  • 1 t Chipotle hot sauce
  • 1 T Tamarind Paste

Instructions
 

  • Finely chop the onion and crush or mince the garlic cloves.
  • Saute onions until transluscent
  • Add garlic. Cook for 30 seconds
  • Add dry spices and cook for 1 minute
  • Combine separately all wet ingredients and sugar
  • Add wet ingredients to spices and simmer for 15 minutes with lid off to thicken
  • Cool and bottle

Blue Agave Cooler

Blue Agave Cooler

This cocktail is a vibrant and fruity drink with a kick of tequila and a refreshing ginger finish. The blue curacao adds a striking blue hue and a sweet orange flavor, while the cranberry juice and grapefruit juice give it a tangy kick. The simple syrup balances out the sourness, and the lime juice adds a zesty twist. Finally, the ginger beer adds a spicy and effervescent finish. Enjoy!

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz blue curacao
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • Ginger beer
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a shaker with ice.
  • Add the tequila, blue curacao, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, simple syrup, and lime juice.
  • Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  • Top with ginger beer to taste.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel.

Grapefruit Margarita

 

This cocktail is a refreshing and tangy twist on a classic margarita. The grapefruit juice adds a tart and slightly bitter flavor that pairs well with the tequila, while the lime juice and simple syrup balance out the drink. The salt rim adds a savory touch, while the club soda lightens the drink and gives it some fizz
Prep Time 3 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Splash of club soda
  • Salt for rim
  • Grapefruit wedge for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Rim a glass with salt by rubbing a grapefruit wedge around the rim and dipping it in salt.
  • Fill the glass with ice.
  • Fill a shaker with ice.
  • Add the tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  • Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into the glass filled with ice.
  • Top with a splash of club soda.
  • Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.

Spiced Citrus Cooler

This cocktail is a tropical and spicy twist on a classic gin cocktail. The spiced rum adds a warm and aromatic note to the mix, while the citrus juices and grenadine provide a sweet and tangy flavor.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 oz gin
  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup
  • Splash of club soda
  • Orange peel for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Fill a shaker with ice.
  • Add the gin, spiced rum, orange juice, grapefruit juice, grenadine, and simple syrup.
  • Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  • Top with a splash of club soda.
  • Garnish with a strip of orange peel, twisting it over the glass to release the oils.

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